Elena Popovic

Elena Popovic, Secretary and General Counsel, is an attorney with extensive experience of international transactions, commercial and corporate law in multiple legal systems. Since joining MDIF in 1997, Elena has played a critical role in structuring, negotiating, documenting and enforcing cross-border debt and equity investments for independent media in numerous emerging and frontier markets, as well as in organizing and documenting various funds – debt and equity – managed by MDIF. Prior to joining MDIF, Elena worked on property rights of refugees and managed a legal policy task force for the former Yugoslavia at the Open Society Institute in New York. Elena was a founder and general secretary of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia from 1994 to 1995, and general secretary of the Center for Anti-War Action until 1994. A graduate of the School of Law at the University of Belgrade, Elena worked in private commercial practice in Serbia before completing an LLM at New York University School of Law.  She is admitted to the New York State Bar. She is currently based in Belgrade.